When it comes to wedding planning, one of the first things you’ll do is figure out a color palette. Your chosen palette will influence every other aspect of your day—from your decor and florals to your wedding party looks. If choosing a wedding color palette feels overwhelming to you, it doesn’t have to be.
“You should choose colors that feel natural and authentic. An easy way to brainstorm these would be to think about the design of your home, or what you wear in your wardrobe most,” says Sarah Crowell, a lead planner and designer at Mavinhouse Events. It’s important to stay true to yourself throughout the entire wedding planning process, including when it’s time to choose your color palette. “Keep that in mind when selecting wedding colors or a palette, it should make sense and feel like you, Lisa Costin, co-founder and creative director at A Charming Fête.
Meet the Expert
- Sarah Crowell is the lead planner and designer of Mavinhouse Events, an event planning company based throughout New England. Sarah is based in Rhode Island.
- Lisa Costin is one of the co-founders and the creative directive of A Charming Fête, which is a wedding and event planning company based in Cleveland.
- Annie Lee is the principal planner at Daughter of Design, which she launched in 2008. She is also the founder of Plannie and an author.
- Blake Sams is the founder and creative director of Gregory Blake Sams Events. He has over a decade of experience in the industry.
- Denise Lillie O’Neal is the owner and designer of Denise Lillie Engagements, which she founded in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience in event planning.
- Melissa Williams is the owner of B Astonished Events, which is based in Washington D.C. and was established in 2014.
If you need a little more guidance than that, we consulted a few expert planners and event designers to help alleviate the stress of choosing your wedding colors. We asked what hues they’re loving for 2022 to give you some inspiration, as well as a few tips and tricks when it comes to deciding on your wedding colors. Below are six of the hottest color palettes for the year, according to the pros.